Community Driven Economic Development Plan Obtain and implement community-based economic development plan to guide the Manhattan area and maximize the impact of future economic growth opportunities. Business health Support the growth of existing primary employers in the Manhattan area. Workforce solutions Support the development of short-term and long-term solutions to meet the workforce needs of area employers. Advocacy and outreach Support businesses in the Manhattan area through continued advocacy, communications and outreach for local, state and national issues. Regionalism / Partnerships Enhance involvement with economic development partnerships to facilitate business and community growth. Business recruitment and entrepreneurship Diversify the regional economy through targeted business recruitment and an entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem as a preferred site for business.